Dry Needling

Looks like accupuncture but is not based on the chinese theory of Chi and meridians. Dry needling is an effective and efficient technique for the treatment of muscular pain and myofascial dysfunction.  Dry needling or intramuscular stimulation (IMS) is a technique developed Dr. Chan Gunn and is extremely effective for relaxing overactive muscles, which contain trigger points.

In simple terms, the treatment involves needling of a muscle’s trigger points without injecting any substance.

The approach is based on Western anatomical and neurophysiological principles. It should not be confused with the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) technique of acupuncture. However, since the same filament needles are used in both dry needling and acupuncture, the confusion is understandable.

Kineso Taping

In Japan, Dr. Kenzo Kase first developed the Kinesio taping method in 1979.  He wanted something for his clients to use between appointment sessions to increase efficacy of manual therapy for lasting results. The Kinesio taping method was introduced to the United States in 1995, and then Europe in 1996.

It is used during rehabilitation. It can also be used to reduce pain, improve posture,  and is frequently used during sporting events to prevent injury.

Lisa is a certified Kinesotaping therapist, you should always get taped professionally for maximum benefit. It may look simple but without the correct anatomical knowledge it can be non effective

Exercise & Manual Therapy

Exercise therapy is given so improve movement, strength, flexibility and function. It is dependent on many factors such as clients movement, physical capabilities, body type, and activity level. These are taken into consideration before exercises are prescribed. For certain conditions and diagnoses we will develop a individual home exercise program to aid rehabilitation based on your goals. These are progressed over time and mean that you have to take an active part in your treatment.

Exercises can be given to improve postural alignment.

Manual Therapy – Using many hands on techniques to improve movement, blood flow and decrease pain. Soft tissue work, joint mobilisation, trigger point therapy are some of the techniques Lisa uses on a daily bases with clients.

Therapeutic Ultrasound

Therapeutic ultrasound is a modality that has been used physiotherapists since the 1940s. Ultrasound is applied using the head of an ultrasound probe that is placed in direct contact with your skin via a transmission coupling gel.

Therapeutic ultrasound has been shown to cause increases in:

  • healing rates
  • tissue relaxation
  • tissue heating
  • local blood flow
  • scar tissue breakdown.

How can it help you?

The effect of ultrasound via an increase in local blood flow can be used to help reduce local swelling and chronic inflammation, and, according to some studies, promote bone fracture healing. The intensity or power density of the ultrasound can be adjusted depending on the desired effect.

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